For the time being, the tyres will only be offered in the Western region of the country
The JK Tyre Levitas Ultra tyres are designed primarily for luxury cars. The Indian luxury car market has seen rapid expansion of nearly 50 percent, and JK Tyre intends to capitalise on this. The tyre is designed to offer utmost comfort, low noise and high durability, according to the manufacturer.
JK Tyre conducted testing in India as well as Europe to ensure the tyre meets the requirement of luxury car owners. At this time, the tyre will be offered in seven different sizes, starting from 225/55-R16 and going up to 245/45-R18. JK Tyre also mentioned that they plan to expand the Levitas Ultra range to 19-inch to 22-inch rims as well.
At the launch, Mr Anuj Kathuria, President (India), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “We have always been committed to providing our customers with cutting-edge technology-driven products. With Levitas Ultra, we are pleased to enter the premium car tyre space for the luxury car owners. These UHP tyres are proof of our unwavering commitment to providing matchless performance across all key parameters of this niche category, including ride and handling, grip levels, noise reduction, and braking. The Levitas Ultra range is specially designed for Indian road conditions and has a high potential to become the preferred choice of the country's premium car users."
Other than Apollo, no other Indian manufacturer offers tyres of these sizes, as the main competition is from established foreign brands such as Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin Pirelli and Vredestein.